All posts tagged: Crown Molding

Re-run Scott Bookcase: Adding the Crown Molding

I am re-running a blog series from 2010 – the construction of a large bookcase for a co-worker. In this entry, originally published March 27, 2010, I am adding crown molding to the upper section of the bookcase. I agonize over certain steps of my projects. Most of the Scott bookcase is pretty straight forward woodworking; cutting dados, routing a few profiles for molding, yadda, yadda, yadda. But, when it comes to crown molding, I get a little stressed. It is not unusual for me to get big-time stressed during the actual attaching of the crown. I mean, the crown molding has to be cut exactly for it to fit properly. Adding to the complexity of crown molding is a wonderful (I am kidding) new idea of attaching it to the bookcase. See the illustration above and note how the edge of the top fits the angle of the crown molding. I thought this would be a good way to attach the crown and finish off the top. The problem is that just like the …